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Don’t Stress…

I gave up my orthodontic retainers {after 10 years of wearing them} after Morgan was born. I guess Erika is waiting until she has her first child. She called this morning to tell me she accidentally left it here. I panicked. Leaving your retainer in my house {within reach of children} is like leaving prime rib on the counter with a dog in the house. So, I shuffled off to the bathroom hoping it was safe and sound on the counter. Nope. The “case” was there but no retainer. I told Erika the search would begin but that I could make no promise that it didn’t get flushed down the toilet {like baby Jesus did from our Nativity set}.

Well, Erika… I found it. Safe in sound in the girls doll house. Appropriately, it is in the bathroom. When I took it away Morgan said, “why does MommaSissy have that crown?”

Erika, it’s time to give up the crown. But never fear, if you’re not ready to give it up… I can mail it to you!

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  • Ashley
    November 3, 2008 at 8:39 am

    What a cute story!!! Don’t you love what kids say?!?! I’m going to make your chicken noodle soup today!

  • becky
    November 3, 2008 at 8:44 am

    hilarious!! it took me a while to actually find it!! and did mommasissy make that posh little dollhouse??

  • Courtney
    November 3, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Oh my gosh – I’m killing myself laughing. I love that the case was still there, all innocent like. Yeah, my crown was given up after the second time I threw it away during school lunches. My Mom refused to keep buying new ones. I still hold it over her head why my bottom teeth are crooked again 🙂

  • erika / mommasis
    November 3, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I almost wrecked the car trying to figured out exactly where you found my retainers… I was in such suspense. Then I was laughing so hard I could hardly drive. I know its really dorky to wear retainers still, but I went through a lot for straight teeth and so I wear them EVERY night. You know when I went back for a new one a few years ago Dr.Talbot said “Oh my, I wasn’t expecting to see you in here? You still wear your retainers?”. I’m the best orthodontic patient ever. I’d like to be buried in my retainers.

  • Jennifer
    November 3, 2008 at 9:49 am

    i’m 29 and still wearing my crown! it’s like a comfort item at this point…i can’t sleep without it. hey, at least my teeth are still straight! 🙂

  • Kellie Patton
    November 3, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Okay, so I thought that was a full-size playhouse until I blew the picture up and “spotted” the crown and realized it was nearly as big as the chair!!! Great one!

  • Shireen
    November 3, 2008 at 11:20 am


    Kids’ minds are AMAZING!!!

  • megan
    November 3, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Too funny!

  • Dianne
    November 3, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    I’m still thinking about poor baby Jesus from the nativity scene. I had to laugh because my daughter did the same thing when she was little and we still use that same nativity without baby Jesus. She’s 24yrs. now. LOL

  • Cous
    November 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    That is hilarious! I did not wear mine and had to have braces twice. So good job, Brookie. At least they didn’t get flushed!!

  • andi
    November 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Oh man. I am so bummed out. I thought that was a picture of your girls’ powder room. Yep, sure did. I had to go back and look again to realize that was the “crown” in a doll house. Bummer, I was totally going to give you props on turning brick into super chic! Well, it is a precious doll house.

  • the sweet life with olives
    November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Ok I nearly wet my pants laughing at this one…. a classic. This one is for the books!

  • alston
    November 3, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    that is so hilarious!! i stopped wearing my retainer when i had a kid, too…come to think of it, i have no idea what happened to it! if it was still around you can bet it would’ve been thrown in the toilet by now…

  • julie
    November 3, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Oh. my. gosh. Hilarious!!

  • Sue
    November 4, 2008 at 9:24 am

    too funny! But, I have to say that I agree with MommaSissy…16 years later I am still wearing mine b/c after 2 years, 1 month and 3 days of braces, I refuse to go back. Though, I have to admit I am not as diligent with my wearing of them as she is…I gave up traveling with them about 3 years ago!

  • Dianne
    November 4, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Good luck with all the cookie sales today!!!!!! You young girls are amazing.

  • Hillary and Russell Jordan
    November 4, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    This made my day!!!